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Under the Dome - "Curtains" OAD 9/16/13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by squint, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Sep 19, 2013 #81 of 155
    KyleLC

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    I disagree with that idea because it can make it difficult for people who don't know about the "dumb" to find the threads. Something like "Under the Dome (Dumb)" would be okay. Just as long as the real title of the series is intact in the thread title.
     
  2. Sep 19, 2013 #82 of 155
    smbaker

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    "The thing about aliens is, they're alien"
    -- Gregory Benford

    It does seem like the aliens are setting the humans up with some sort of test of worthiness. We don't undestand the how or why of that test (perhaps the writers don't either). I'm reminded of an episode of TOS where aliens tested a mute woman to see if her species was worthy of saving. Perhaps the same sort of thing is going on here.

    I enjoy it so long as it's good natured, like an episode of MST:3K. The threads about the The Following were often this way. It was fun to mock to incredibly foolish actions of the characters. B-movies are fun. They have their purpose.

    The threads do sometimes degenerate from good-spirited mocking to whining about deleting season passes, and that gets a bit tedious. I don't think any of us care who does or does not delete their season pass. Time will tell whether people watch the series next season or not.

    It's clear the public enjoys the show based on the ratings. I make fun of people who watch the kardashians; I don't mind people making fun of those of us who watch UTD.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2013 #83 of 155
    Beryl

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    Maybe there should be one big seasonal "Under the Dumb" for those us who enjoy watching and mocking every week and episode threads with the correct name for those who don't.

    The former viewers will subscribe and have no problem finding it.
     
  4. Sep 19, 2013 #84 of 155
    ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    That would be awesome. I have no interest in watching the show but love the comments in the threads.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2013 #85 of 155
    TonyD79

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    I kinda like Under the Dome/b.

    (Misspelling intentional)
     
  6. Sep 19, 2013 #86 of 155
    DouglasPHill

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    I vote for an entire season thread with spoilers entitled "Under the Dumb" and then people who want to post each episode can use the correct name.
     
  7. Sep 19, 2013 #87 of 155
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Either protect or test. Doing both is, to some degree, contradictory.
     
  8. Sep 19, 2013 #88 of 155
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    That's why I said "no apparent reason"

    That's why I said "no apparent reason"
     
  9. Sep 19, 2013 #89 of 155
    Langree

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    Then you shouldn't expect it to make sense.
     
  10. Sep 19, 2013 #90 of 155
    Jesda

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    DETROIT!
    Preposition the Noun
     
  11. Sep 19, 2013 #91 of 155
    getreal

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    :confused: Could you please crack the code? What is "TOS" and "UTD"?
    I can't be the only one around here who is unfamiliar with these secret acronyms ...
     
  12. Sep 19, 2013 #92 of 155
    awsnyde

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    TOS is referring to The Original Series (of Star Trek, where TNG would, for example, indicate The Next Generation). Since this is a thread about "Under the Dome" (or Dumb), I will leave UTD as an exercise for the reader.;)
     
  13. Sep 19, 2013 #93 of 155
    awsnyde

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    Oh, and someone else in this thread is also using TOS in a different context in their signature block, where it means "terms of service."
     
  14. Sep 19, 2013 #94 of 155
    TonyD79

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    How about

    Under the D'oh (me)?
     
  15. Sep 19, 2013 #95 of 155
    TonyD79

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    An episode of Terms of Service. That was a great show. Kind of dry but such detail and texture.
     
  16. Sep 19, 2013 #96 of 155
    Langree

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    But even after watching it drone on and on, you're still not quite sure what's been said. Even the episodes you've seen before appear to have been changed at every subsequent viewing.
     
  17. Sep 19, 2013 #97 of 155
    getreal

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    The Star Trek thing I never would've gotten, and now that you explained UTD, especially in this thread, it seems obvious! Except that I had never read the acronym used before. I searched the interwebs for UTD and came up with everything (e.g. "up-to-date") EXCEPT "Under the Dome".

    Back in my University daze days we were taught to initially use the full terminology and the acronym in brackets, then we could use the acronym in place of the term throughout the rest of the paper. I also learned to employ this technique in writing and reviewing legal stuff (e.g., contracts) as part of my business. It keeps things clear and concise.

    People on the ethertubes come from all sorts of backgrounds, so there is obviously no consistent approach to the use of acronyms.

    Thank you kindly for the clarification (TYK4TC). :up::)
     
  18. Sep 19, 2013 #98 of 155
    brianric

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    I was a nuclear maintenance procedure writer and this was Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in just about all of our procedures. :D:D
     
  19. Sep 19, 2013 #99 of 155
    heySkippy

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    It's not an acronym, it's an initialism.
     
  20. smbaker

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    I should have called it ST:TOS, then it would have at least been a bit more obvious.
     

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